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Monday, January 26, 2009 Sudhakaran K V, Community Member, asks

Q: What is prognosis of infiltrating ductal carcinaoma stage T2, N1, M0

 31 year old female , started with pus like discharge 2weeks back. Diagnosed as abscess and treated with antibiotics. Symptoms partly subsided on second visit to doctor, but lump 2*2*3 pesisted. FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology )showed atypical cells.US showed a single axillary lymph node and probable adherece of tumour to Pectoral muscle.

    Posted for Modified radical mastectomy and axillary clearance on 30/1/9

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
1/26/09 8:13am

Hi - This is a fairly typical diagnosis of breast cancer. Please read our FAQS for this type of cancer. Statistically speaking - and this is ONLY statistics, everyone is different - the 5-year survival rate for American women with this diagnosis is about 84%, so greater than 8 of 10 women are still alive 5 years after diagnosis. I hope she's in a position to get good care, because good care is available, as evidenced by the survival rates. Best of luck to both of you - PJH

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By Sudhakaran K V, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 01/26/09